Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

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Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

The EDU-STEM network coordinates teaching and research through evidence-based classroom experiences across the biology curriculum. The four objectives are:

  • Reveal differences, if they exist, in the cultural climate for women and minorities in STEM disciplines (initially focusing on biology) as a function of geography, institution type, and cultural profile of the participating departments;

  • Increase the number of faculty in the United States that are familiar with barriers to inclusion in STEM, and can apply evidence-based techniques for countering known barriers;

  • Develop a community of faculty that can serve as leaders—at their home institutions and nationally—in inclusive teaching and assessment;

  • Identify cultural factors associated with a shift towards evidence-based teaching, especially pertaining to inclusive teaching.

These activities will be integrated throughout thousands of students’ first and second years of higher education, and all of them involve evidence- based techniques and experiences.

Where is EDU-STEM?

The points on this map represent our Year One partners. EDU-STEM is still growing, so check back occasionally to watch as the network progresses!

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